Personal Trainer (Cross Island YMCA)

The Cross Island YMCA is seeking a qualified Personal Trainer who will recruit, design & deliver safe, fun, dynamic, & effective PT sessions
Job Description

Salary: $25.00 - $37.00 Hourly

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

To help fulfill our mission, we cultivate a culture of learning, leading, and collaboration to enhance community impact. Through our talented staff and “LEAP” career framework (Leadership, Empowerment, Accountability, Personal Growth), we are committed to a people-first approach that fosters trust, inclusion, growth, and development for all.

The Cross Island YMCA is seeking a qualified Personal Trainer who will recruit, design, and deliver safe, fun, dynamic, and effective personal training sessions, while also providing outstanding hospitality to ensure a positive user experience.

The YMCA of Greater New York offers a variety of benefits to its staff members, including retirement benefits, medical, paid time off, free YMCA membership, and more! Benefit eligibility is determined by an individual’s employment status (i.e., full-time or part-time), tenure, and/or the number of hours scheduled to work. Click here for more information.

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience working in a health and fitness environment.
  • Current Adult CPR and First Aid certifications.
  • National Personal Training Certification (ACE, ACSM, AFAA, NASM).
  • Orientation to Healthy Living at the Y.
  • Foundations of Listen First.
  • Knowledge of Principles of Member Health & Wellness.
  • Complete all required certifications.
Essential Functions
  • Design and deliver safe, fun, dynamic and effective personal training sessions, in person or virtually from the branch.
  • Provide outstanding hospitality to all members and guests.  Outstanding hospitality is acting as a proactive agent - initiating a professional relationship with the members in regard to their needs, concerns, and questions and acting as an agent to accommodate the member’s needs/concerns.
  • Recruit new clients and retain current clients.
  • Perform client assessments.
  • Schedule and coordinate client sessions in a timely manner.
  • Record and report sales and sessions to supervisors.
  • Be aware of current fitness programs and trends.
  • Maintain required certifications, tracked in Club Connect.
  • Utilize the app for scheduling as directed.
  • Actively participate in training sessions and designated meetings.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of branch emergency procedures and take appropriate action for emergency situations.
  • Support community and promotional special events as needed.